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'''John Adams''' (October 30 [Old Style and New Style dates|O.S. October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an Patriot (American Revolution)|American patriot who served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President of the United States|Vice President (1789–97). He was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a Founding Fathers of the United States|Founding Father, a leader of the movement for American independence from Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain. He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and closest advisor Abigail Adams|Abigail. He collaborated with his cousin, revolutionary leader Samuel Adams, but he established his own prominence prior to the American Revolution. After the Boston Massacre, he provided a successful (though unpopular) legal defense of the accused...
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